Killer new-wave/disco hybrid from Jonathan Kusuma, who reaches out from his base in Indonesia to Parisian label I’m A Cliché. Four tracks feverishly whip up energy with incessant bass arpeggios and strobing disco fx, resulting in a wild ride that falls somewhere between the sounds of It’s A Fine Line and In Flagranti. Brilliantly original material from a producer that deserves a lot of attention from now on.
“Currently I’m in the US for my ‘X-Tour’ which I’m doing alongside Bassjackers, we made the track together before hitting the road and it’s been going down really well at every show so far.”
Split Prophets beatmaker Badhabitz throws together some nice grungey chaos here but it's Phili's rhymes that keep your head strapped to this, lightspeed political critique long-overdue as the coalition continues its cruelty and lies. Only hip-hop would have the balls to create a track like this right now, great to hear some political thought and aggravation back in UK rap and as choruses go 'FUCK THE GOVERNMENT' is one I hope catches on in playgrounds nationwide. From the duo's self-titled debut LP out on Bandcamp now.
The earthshaking grandeur of Guy J’s ‘Candyland’ emanated an appeal that had little to do with conventional dancefloor fodder, though King Unique settles for something a little more straightforward with his rework. Please note though, that it’s equally likely to shake you to your very core with its peaktime swathe of power progressive thrills. Something like ‘BOOM’.